Days on snow: 20-30
Where we ski: Stowe (we have a free place to stay, so at the moment ski almost exclusively at Stowe)
Likes to ski: bumps, trees (still learning the woods here), will bomb groomers from time to time
My wife is overdue for new skis, she's currently on 152 Dynastar Exclusive 11's (112-70-98), and has been very happy with them. She does think they are too narrow, we seem to be seeing a more powder days than she was when she bought the Dynastars at the end of '06.
When conditions allow we ski mostly bumps and trees. Goat is her favorite trail, by no means ripping it, but definitely skiing it vs surviving it (she does not ski the top, enters from Haychute/Liftline).
She is leaning towards the Icelantic Oracle, and thinking 165 is the way to go. Thoughts on this as her only ski? And is the 165 the right length for what she wants to ski?
Other skis being considered:
Blizzard Black Pearl - I think the 159 would be perfect.
Blizzard Samba - size?
Blizzard Kabookie - size?
I'm a little dubious about going from 70 under foot 152's to 100 under foot 165's, seems like kind of a big jump, especially considering the terrain she favors.
I would rather not add more skis to the mix unless none of these are good options.